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Dog Days Barking…

Really not that hot or dry, Houston flooded, Harvey heading to New Orleans, have to bury Louise LaBlanc this week, just did Open Streets on Franklin Avenue this past Sunday, was very nice, rain waited till the end, getting ready for The Buffalo Shows to begin the Fall episodes starting the 26th, my friend from New Orleans days, who now lives in Peru, visited for the weekend was so nice to spend some talking about the then and now with him. My youngest son got married last month, so happy for him, my granddaughter got her Dakota name, Shining Star Woman and her Father is doing good on the Pow-Wow trail, dancing and directing. Saw many relatives at the Shakopee Wacipi, went to the Minnesota State Fair to listen to the Pines, what a great group, so talented, did a performance with Martin Dosh, James Everest Karen Towensend @ Midtown Farmers Market last Sat. as guest of Jeffrey Skemp a poet who is doing great new material. The UnHoly tour that was on Franklin Ave, we left some cut flower design for missing and murdered Indigenous, like Savannah Graywind, and all those affected by mass incarceration. Dakota Blue, Nakota bluesman, did great show with his music friends, he called ‘Family Affair’, young ojibiwe musician Jake Vainio, did a moving performance with singing and backed up the old buffalo poet, Colleen Casey and Rosie Peters did some poetry, it was a great day. Tim Blighton did fabulous chalk drawings of Buffaloes and wolf tracks up and down the cultural corridor, they will be there for some time. ¬†Wakinyan & Thorne LaPointe sang some Lakota Prayer Songs and prayed for us all, such great young role models for us all. ¬†Just thought, i put down some random thoughts…What a jerk we got running this country, really shows how stupid stupid can be. Nuclear war is so close, facism & racism growing with the alt right leadership of this president. It is so sunny today, not too hot, and happy that I’m feeling fine, so many in my family are not, some have had such great sickness. We did flower power in Indian Mounds Park for mass incarceration and did sunrise ceremony for old ones there. Have been selected to so some national performances, one of the Dakota Elders dealing with the Walker Art Center regarding the ‘Scaffold’ issue, presently in storage, working on getting decisions from the Oyate. Receive some monies to begin dialogue. Just happy and sad at the same time, old dogs don’t learn new tricks, but love bark at anything and everything…Im so happy with life, i bark all the time…